Travel Team: New Light Disciples
Sophomore Season: 2.3 PPG, 3.1 RPG
Junior Season: 6.9 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 66% FG
What Was Recently Said: (6/23/22) Although the Panthers received a notable transfer, McNeil should still be a leader and focal point for this group. His game has made clear strides over the last calendar year. McNeil thrives as a very active interior piece who simply battles on every possession. He finishes above the rim, effectively out of the post, and can knock down midrange jumpers if necessary. McNeil carves out space and positions himself well for rebounds on both ends of the floor. He’s also a useful defender who should only continue to steadily progress.
(7/15/22) While he probably deserves more attention, McNeil is someone who various programs should be prioritizing right now. He’s a long, wiry, steadily progressing forward prospect with touch, athleticism, and capabilities as a floor-spacing option. McNeil displays an active motor and understanding of how to utilize his length, which allows him to make a constant impact as a finisher, rebounder, and shot-altering presence. He’s able to play as the lone interior cog or alongside another big man. McNeil understands how to fill in the gaps and find his opportunities within the flow of the action.
What To Expect:
In looking at Tre McNeil’s production from the previous seasons, he seems highly likely to improve (and possibly double) his numbers across the board. His skillset is still steadily progressing, but it’s easy to see a scenario where he’s a double-digit scorer and rebounder across the upcoming season. McNeil already knows how to find success and make an impact without needing to dominate the ball offensively. However, his general growth should allow him to burden even more responsibility on that end of the floor. He’s a long, mobile post prospect with touch, athleticism, and flashes of inside-out ability. McNeil rebounds his position effectively on both ends, alters shots well for his size, and understands how to properly run the floor in transition. His low-maintenance game will always be useful, so it’ll be interesting to see how his recruitment unfolds during the upcoming season. Expect McNeil to warrant attention from various college programs.